Elaine Keller-Duemig, CNM
Elaine joined Central Park Midwifery in 2013. Before joining CPM, Elaine worked with a physician in a busy private practice in New Jersey.
Becoming a midwife was Elaine's dream for many years. During her journey, she earned a bachelor's degree in Women's Studies and a certificate in LGBT studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Having never lived anywhere outside of Wisconsin, Elaine moved to Connecticut to earn her nursing degree at Quinnipiac University. After working as a labor and delivery nurse, she followed her dream of becoming a midwife and moved to New York to attend Columbia University to earn her midwifery degree while also working as a nurse. Elaine worked at Mt Sinai West as a nurse and she always wanted to return as a midwife. Elaine favors the continuity and close relationships that develop with women and their families while working in a private practice setting.
Elaine speaks basic Spanish.
Elaine lives in Brooklyn with her husband Fred, daughter Fiona and their two cats, Penny and Harry. Fiona was born at the birthing center at Mount Sinai West.
Chloë Lubell, CNM
Chloë started working at Central Park Midwifery in the summer of 2017 after leaving a bustling practice at Bellevue Hospital in NYC. She is passionate about providing specialized Midwifery care to people of all genders, races, and economic backgrounds.
Chloë graduated from Hampshire College with a focus on doulas, medical provider burn-out, and pregnancy care in the United States. She received her Midwifery degree from Yale School of Nursing, and moved to New York City in 2014 to start working at Bellevue Hospital. During her time there, Chloë completed a certificate course in Midwifery Model Preconception, Fertility, and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) care for Queer and Trans communities. Following her training, she provided fertility support and IUIs through a small private practice in Brooklyn and her own blog.
Chloë speaks basic Spanish, French, and German.
Chloë lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Antone, her daughter Io, and her menagerie: Icarus and Couscous the cats and Rü the puppy.
Christina McPherson, CNM
Christina is excited to join Central Park Midwifery in March 2019! Her journey here began as a little girl with the fascination ignited by her own birth photos. She flirted with the idea of medical school and completed pre-med coursework alongside her BA in psychology at Barnard College in 2004. She then worked for four years as a research assistant in neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University before midwifery steered her back on course with its client-focused, team-based model that prioritizes the individual’s agency and dignity. She then returned to Columbia University, where she earned a BS in nursing and MS in midwifery.
In 2011, she began her career with the midwives at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, where she spent more than 7.5 years, focusing on providing education and access to care for a primarily underserved population. Although birth work is initially what called her to midwifery, she has also developed a passion for family planning and for breaking down barriers to contraceptive access.
Christina speaks medically proficient, conversational Spanish and basic French.
She lives in Queens and enjoys singing, theater, yoga, skiing, knitting, and rooting for her beloved Red Sox and Patriots (but don’t worry, she plays nicely with NY sports fans).
Our Practice Administrator
Melissa is excited to rejoin the Central Park Midwifery team! She began working with our founder, Georgia Rose, in 2013, and continued with the practice until 2017, when she took a hiatus to pursue a career in labor and delivery nursing. She earned her first degree, in psychology, from Hunter College in May 2017, then began an accelerated 15-month program at NYU's Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She completed her BS in Nursing in May 2019 and is currently preparing to sit for her licensing exam.
She is extremely passionate about women’s health, pregnancy, and childbirth and serves that passion through her work as a doula. She is happy to have supported many women through pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period over the past several years.
Melissa speaks Spanish fluently.
Melissa was born and raised in the South Bronx, where she lives with her mom, dad, and brother. She is also excited to announce that she is expecting her first child in December! We are so happy to have her back with the CPM family!
Georgia Rose, CNM
Central Park Midwifery was started by Georgia Rose. She was in private practice for 14 years and attended over 1600 deliveries. Georgia was always amazed and in awe of the wisdom of birth and the power of women. "Each woman has an innate knowledge of how she will give birth because she comes from a long line of successful mothers." Georgia wanted to help each woman discover her own wisdom and to encourage and support her unique journey to a positive and joyful birth experience.
In 2013, Georgia decided to expand the practice and prepare for her upcoming retirement. Elaine joined Georgia in December 2013.
Since 2015, we have continued to carry on Georgia's legacy and wisdom.